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  1. When a Mom Miscarries
    Thank you CountrMomma, for such an excellent article and for sharing what is a tragic experience for a family. I do not have words to tell you how very sad I am for your loss or how strong I think...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Funny things patients say !
    OMG...I just about spit out my tea on this one...and I thought the finger painting lady was out there!
    Sep 23
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  3. Silly random nursing thoughts, one sentence, NO JUDGMENTAL FOLKS ALLOWED
    Oh My Gawd...the thought that popped into my mind reading this,"Would you like us to request a rectal tube so that we can do this CT done?" Not sure where that thought came from...
    Sep 23
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  4. Biting Your Tongue
    To the patient who fired me for trying to do a skin assessment "Thank you so very much!!!" I did go around with a huge grin for the rest of the shift (although I felt bad for my colleague who got...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen
    Herbs may have their place in medicine, but it is fishy that he should get better after she was banned...just saying...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen
    That is one way of killing someone without having anyone press charges against you :banghead:
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. A thief named Alzheimer's
    No words </3
    Sep 17
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  8. It's Already Gone On Long Enough
    Very well said Ruby. All I can say for those who want everything done is may it be done to them when their time comes.
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Could this be construed as "abuse"?
    Procedures are a necessity and a pain; unfortunate, but true. Without a baseline, we would fail to notice when a patient starts heading south. Vital signs are one of the things we are required to do...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. Should male nurses put the toilet seat down?
    We do not have lids at our hospital. If the seat is up it is easy enough to take a piece of toilet paper and put it back down again without touching it directly with your hands. And, if the toilet...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. ER: A Family's Emotional Well Being
    Heartbreaking and heartwarming. I am so glad you were able to give them that time...God bless you.
    Feb 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    Got it...never again wearing my weight vest to work...ever...
    Feb 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    OH GAWD...I felt my face go from hilarity to horror slowly but surely...very bad, indeed... We covered trachs in school...how could someone confuse a trach for breathing, which indicates lungs, with...
    Feb 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    Ruby...you did that? OMG...hilarious...you are just wonderful :))
    Feb 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Funny things patients say !
    OMG...priceless!
    Feb 6
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  16. What are your pet peeves?
    Obvious and definite proof that common sense is an oxymoron of the highest magnitude :yes:
    Jan 21
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. How do you respond to rude patients?
    I hope, eventually, that all states will support healthcare enough to make it a felony to assault a healthcare provider. People come to us to help them. It is not right that they feel like it is ok...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Our Death-Denying Society (Revisited)
    So, under that premise, the body of this child Jahi should continue to be sustained, letting the heart beat, the nutrition be put into her, in spite of possible continuing decay, of fluids seeping...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Our Death-Denying Society (Revisited)
    As a nurse, I can vouch for what others are saying...it is becoming more and more predominant where families are turning down hospice and fighting till the very last breath to keep that life going,...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Best Drug Seeker Stories
    Thank God not everyone feels the euphoria...I had to have Vicodin for knee surgery...it made me feel icky and nauseated, relieved the pain, but that was about it. Same for Percocet. My heart breaks...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Best Drug Seeker Stories
    Actually, when looking up Klonopin I did come across a UK site with users giving ideas of how to use the Klonopin for a better high (as well as other drugs) and how to "score" meds for their...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Best Drug Seeker Stories
    And this here above, my friends, is why a national registry would be immensely helpful to weed out the parasites from the others who really need the care and cannot get it due to funding and/or lack...
    Jan 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Being a Patient Where you Work
    I would trust our facilities with my family and myself. Two of my family members have been hospitalized and were treated amazingly well as I expected, except for that one nurse who allowed my...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. How do you respond to rude patients?
    I usually look at them with a blank face, let them know we are sorry they are being inconvenienced, and advise them we have a patient representative that they can speak with if they are having...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. What are your pet peeves?
    Cell phones usage and lack of common courtesy when we are trying to assess and admit to the hospital
    Jan 6
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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